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Search Results: Incentives\Analysis
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A Strategic Plan for Economic Recovery and Resiliency in the Albuquerque Metropolitan RegionMembers only Login
Albuquerque Economic Development has embraced the critical need for developing a strategy not only to drive recovery in the region, but to ensure that it does not again find itself left behind as it was following the Great Recession. The 2021...
Repositioning Economic Development Incentives Post-Pandemic
The Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness and Smart Incentives have produced a series of reports for the State Economic Development Executives network over the past year providing guidance on critical issues and trade-offs to help state...
Making Sense of Incentives: Taming Business Incentives to Promote ProsperityMembers only Login
In evaluating incentives, everything depends on the details: how much in incentives it takes to truly cause a firm to locate or expand, the multiplier effects, the effects of jobs on employment rates, how jobs affect tax revenue versus public...
Effective Use of Property Tax Incentives - Lincoln InstituteMembers only Login
This study was published by the Lincoln Institute. The authors examine how to make property-tax incentives for business more effective. They find that governments should not approve every incentive request, target use of incentives, avoid incentive...
Examining the Local Value of Economic Development IncentivesMembers only Login
Every year local and state governments in the United States expend tens of billions of dollars on economic development incentives. Under intense pressure to deliver economic opportunity, policymakers utilize incentives to encourage private sector...
How States Are Improving Tax Incentives for Jobs and GrowthMembers only Login
Building on earlier research by The Pew Charitable Trusts, this report identifies best practices for effectively evaluating tax incentives. Specifically, Pew recommends that states take three steps: make a plan, measure the impact, and inform policy...
MN 2017 Tax Increment Financing Legislative ReportMembers only Login
This audit, produced by Minnesota State Auditor Rebecca Otto, details the impacts of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) in the State of Minnesota during the 2017 calendar year.
Washington DC 2017 Review of Economic Development Tax ExpendituresMembers only Login
The D.C. Chief Financial Officer's Office is required to review all D.C. tax expenditures (such as abatements, credits, and exemptions) on a five-year cycle. For the FY2017 report fulfilling the requirement, the Office of Revenue Analysis (ORA)...
Best Practices for the Design and Evaluation of State Tax Incentive ProgramsMembers only Login
This report, produced for the Alabama Department of Revenue, analyzes how states use a range of tax and non-tax incentives, both of which have proliferated in the high-stakes bidding war over increasingly-mobile jobs and capital investment.
Striking a Balance: A National Assessment of Economic Development IncentivesMembers only Login
This paper, produced by the Upjohn Institute, analyzes the intensified use of incentives as local governments compete for new plants and corporate relocations, and as private firms increasingly demand a deal. While incentives promise jobs and tax...
Smart Incentives Information SheetMembers only Login
Ellen Harpel from Smart Incentives provides supplementary information for attendees.
Leveraging Tax Incentives Use in Development ProjectsMembers only Login
Ellen Harpel from Smart Incentives & Business Development Advisors presents on leveraging tax incentive use in development projects.
Smart Incentives - Incentivizing an Increasingly Automated Manufacturing SectorMembers only Login
This white paper, prepared for Smart Incentives, provides a Descriptive Analysis of U.S. States’ Manufacturing Investment Promotion Programs. It catalogs the varied incentive tools and rationales of individual states toward attracting and...
Land Line, July 2017Members only Login
This issue of Land Lines from the Lincoln Institute looks at strategies for revitalizing America’s smaller legacy cities, GASB 77 and the cost of property tax incentives for business, the future of U.S. public school revenue from the property tax,...
How States Are Improving Tax Incentives for Jobs and GrowthMembers only Login
Tax incentives are one of the primary tools that states use to try to create jobs, attract new businesses, and strengthen their economies. Incentives are also major budget commitments, collectively costing states billions of dollars a year. Given...
Urban Institute - State Economic Development StrategiesMembers only Login
This report by the Urban Institute provides a discussion framework for sustainable economic growth strategies that states can use. The authors posit that state investment in economic development falls into three categories: investment in the...
Upjohn Institute Business Incentive ReportMembers only Login
Incentives provide targeted new or expanding businesses with special tax credits or other special financial benefits or services. Two examples of business incentives are property tax abatements and job creation tax credits (JCTCs). This report will...
2016 Incentives GuideMembers only Login
This BLS & Co. 2016 resource guide is intended to provide a detailed summary of the primary and most valuable state and local economic development incentives offered throughout the U.S to help companies evaluate whether incentives can play a...
Incentive Zoning - Understanding a Market-Based Planning ToolMembers only Login
Incentive zoning is a planning tool that local governments use to entice developers to provide a public good by offering incentives. The incentives seek to offset the cost to developers of the public goods. In this issue brief the authors describe...
Special Assessments as a Value Capture Strategy for Public Transit FinanceMembers only Login
This study, authored by Jerry Zhao and Kerstin Larson, evaluates the applicability of special assessments in funding public transits on the basis of four criteria: efficiency, equity, sustainability, and feasibility. The authors discuss suitable...
Tax Increment Financing as a Value Capture Strategy in Funding TransportationMembers only Login
Researchers Jerry Zhao, Kirti Das, and Kerstin Larson evaluate the applicability of TIF as a revenue strategy based on four criteria: efficiency, equity, revenue sustainability, and feasibility. The paper also provides recommendations on how to...
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